Monitoring functions under the JJ Act, 2015
As per the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 (JJ Act – Central Act 2 of 2016), the Commission has the responsibility to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the JJ Act also. This is a new responsibility assigned to the Commission. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules 2016 containing the monitoring functions has also been notified by the Central Government. In 2019 Commission constituted a cell for monitoring the act.
- DRAFT MODEL RULES, 2016 UNDER THE JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) ACT, 2015
- THE JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) ACT, 2015
- THE JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) AMENDMENT ACT, 2021
As the monitoring authority for the effective implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015, the Commission has to monitor the performance of a number of authorities and help resolve issues so that the system functions optimally in the best interest of children. The Commission has been given the responsibility of monitoring the Juvenile Justice Act under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015, for which the model rules were issued by the Central Government in 2016. The responsibility would involve data collection from many more stakeholders since it would be necessary to monitor all aspects of implementation relating to children in need of care and protection as well as children in conflict with law, in addition to issues relating to adoption, foster care etc.
The state Commission has the function of monitoring of implementation of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 (section 109). In 2019 Government constituted a cell ( Senior Technical Officer & Case Worker) for ensuring the protection of children in need of care and protection and those in conflict with law by catering to their basic needs through care, protection, development, treatment and social re-integration.
- BALASOUHRIDHA KERALAM
- CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN IN CCI’S DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC
- CHILD RIGHTS -SAY NO TO DRUGS-REPORT
- PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM COVID 19 3RD WAVE
- DISTRICT LEVEL WORKSHOP ON STRENGTHENING OF STAKEHOLDERS UNDER JJ ACT
Annual Report 2019-2020
(Page no 41 to 65)
Annual Report 2020-2021
(Page no 47 -74)
The Hon’ble Supreme court, in its judgment dated 5th May 2017 in WP ( C) 102 of 2017, directed the National and State commissions for protection of Child Rights to take up the social audit of child care institutions and other bodies under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015and the model rules 2016. The objective of this exercise is to independently assess “whether the goals envisaged in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015and the constitutional vision are successfully achieved in the shortest possible time”. The assessment will also evaluate the transparency and accountability in the management and functioning of these institutions, so that children in these institutions are effectively rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.
For the aforesaid purpose, Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights convened several meetings and discussions with the experts in the area of social audit and finalized the tool for the social audit. After that Commission set up a Social Audit team for the purpose of pilot social audit. The pilot social audit team conducted social audit in four child care institution (Govt Children’s Home, Thiruvananthapuram, Anjanam Girls Home, Kollam, Nirbhaya Home Idukki, Anweshi Girls Home,and Kozhikode). After the successful completion of Pretest of social audit Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights decided to call for NGO’s to handle the Social Audit in State wide. Based on that SusheelaGopalan Centre for Gender and Legal Studies were agreed to take the Social audit process in Kerala. In the first phase the NGO agreed to conduct 200 child care institutions for the social audit.